Rookie matchups: Battle of first-rounders highlight Week 1 Steelers-Redskins

The regular season can't come soon enough. When it does, rookies like Washington WR Josh Doctson and Pittsburgh CB Artie Burns better be ready.

The NFL Draft is over and the work to get all the rookies ready for the NFL begins. For the Washington Redskins, that means first-round pick Josh Doctson and six others selected in the 2016 draft. The same scenario exists for the other 31 NFL teams, of which the Redskins will face 13, including each NFC East rival twice. Let's begin taking a look at the interesting matchups and scenarios involving the new guys.

Who: Pittsburgh Steelers

When: Week 1: Monday, September 12 at 7:10 pm on ESPN

Where: FedExField

Interesting rookies:

* 1st round -- Artie Burns, CB, Miami

* 2nd round -- Sean Davis, S, Maryland

* 3rd round -- Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina State

Major matchup: It's unclear how much Doctson will play as a rookie with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon around. Playing time shouldn't be an issue for Burns considering Pittsburgh ranked 30th against the pass last season. The 6-foot Burns is an aggressive, lengthy corner who likes to press, which could lead to a fun matchup with the 6-foot-2 Doctson in the red zone.

Keep an eye on: We could have a Davis versus Davis, Terp against Terp battle with Sean Davis possibly defending tight end Vernon Davis at times. Both are DMV natives and beloved in the area. This should turn into a battle of wits and legs. Vernon will have the experience advantage while Sean has less wear on his body.

Don't forget: Hargrave, the 89th overall pick, is among the many defensive linemen the Redskins passed on during the first two days of the draft. Washington selected Kendall Fuller five picks ahead of where Pittsburgh took Hargrave. Washington is clearly confident in its ability to put together a suitable defensive line rotation and hope that fifth-round pick Matt Ioannidis can play at the same nose guard position as Hargrave.

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